Shining Our Collective Light

Lauren Brownlee is a member of the SSFS Board of Trustees, and a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting, where she is an active member of the Peace and Social Justice Committee. She is also a member of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns and Growing Diverse Leadership committees. She is currently the Director . . . → Read More: Shining Our Collective Light

Keeping It Balanced

by Chris Gearon, SSFS Parent and Board Member

Some of the best reading I came across this summer actually was from our local “Gazette” newspaper, which on July 24 published a package of articles on “The not-so-free ride: parents spend a lot of money, effort hoping for full-ride athletic scholarship.”

The package of articles highlighted . . . → Read More: Keeping It Balanced

Alumni Weekend 2013


By Ellen Campbell Pskowski ’71

The weekend was extraordinary. The weather was perfect for Friday’s Aerial Park Adventure and BBQ, followed by Saturday’s brilliant (hot!) sunshine.

For me, two memories from many exemplify what was so special about the reunion, and what is so remarkable about SSFS:

In the afternoon as the Strawberry Cowbake festivities . . . → Read More: Alumni Weekend 2013

Board Update: January 2013

Dear Sandy Spring Friends School Community:

As we enter 2013, I would like to update the community on the activities of the Board. While I will highlight some key areas of continuing Board work, I will also discuss our continued focus on developing an enhanced Culture of Philanthropy.

First, the Board continues to work with . . . → Read More: Board Update: January 2013

Fall 2012 SSFS Board Update

The Board has been busy this fall.

In late August, a Board task force shared its report with the Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting regarding last year’s exploration of our relationship with SSMM. As many of you in our community are aware, the School is “under the care” of SSMM (which appoints eight members to our . . . → Read More: Fall 2012 SSFS Board Update

Sandy Spring Friends School: A Way of Life for Life

As our 50th Anniversary year draws to a close, your Board of Trustees is preparing for next year and an exciting future for our institution in the 21st Century. In the coming weeks, we will welcome our alumni and their families and friends back to campus for the culmination of our year-long celebration of the . . . → Read More: Sandy Spring Friends School: A Way of Life for Life

Sandy Spring Friends School – Moving Forward

Sandy Spring Friends School’s 50th Anniversary Year is certainly moving along with many wonderful events to honor the year involving all aspects of the School and the broader community. As we experience the final days of a very mild winter, we enjoy traditions such as our Empty Bowl evening and the Community Play. What wonderful . . . → Read More: Sandy Spring Friends School – Moving Forward

Developing a Culture of Philanthropy at SSFS

One of the goals that the Board of Trustees of Sandy Spring Friends School has established for our 50th Anniversary year is to focus on the Board’s responsibility to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the institution and its programs. To that end, the Board is committed to examining and enhancing the culture of . . . → Read More: Developing a Culture of Philanthropy at SSFS

Sustainability in the 21st Century at SSFS

Sustainability— as some say, the long-term maintenance of well being—is a relatively new term, especially when applied to schools. Inspired by Ken Smith and later championed by Tom Gibian, the Board of Trustees convened the Sustainability Committee in 2009 to explore what sustainability means to SSFS. Since that time, the committee has worked with thoughtful . . . → Read More: Sustainability in the 21st Century at SSFS

Board of Trustees Retreat and Goals for 2011 – 2012

As we announced a few weeks ago, the Board of Trustees will update its blog from time to time to share information regarding the school, the Board’s work, and new initiatives. In this edition, we update you on the opening of school, the Board’s just-completed retreat as well as the goals we have adopted for . . . → Read More: Board of Trustees Retreat and Goals for 2011 – 2012